Thread: 'LOTR: RotK' Sweeps Oscars
Best Screenplay (adaptation)
Original Song - Into the West"
It tied with 'Titanic' and 'Ben Hur' for most Academy Awards in a year.
(I would have posted this on the home page, but my administrator controls seem to have disappeared.)
P.S. The LotR Movies Suck
Anyway, i wonder why everyone only seems to pay attention to the Academy Awards. LOTR won numerous other prizes. For instance, who can forget the special Ross Award they recieved for best book interpretation?
The fact that Peter Jackson himself conceded he was never going to fulfill the expectations of the "PURISTS" and instead settled for the middle ground, possibly indicates the overriding rule of thumb in the Hollywood industry, Big investment necessitates bigger returns.
Tis human nature i suppose to find fault with things first rather than favour, I believe it was a brave attempt that succeeded in more areas than it failed (and i, like the detractors can see the abundant omissions that do the written trilogy an injustice) , and it was the first time since the Star Wars Trilogy that i was genuinely excited about the prospect of a monumental series of films, it took me a while to translate my imaginings from book to film, and after several viewings, on the whole i thought the films captured the Essence of Tolkien if not the exhaustative and sublime detail of the author!
I'd love to see J.R.R. Tolkien and Peter Jackson in celebrity DEATHMATCH!!! 'cept one's already got an advantage in already being dead *sighs*
In the Red Corner weighing in at 300lbs(uhm, maybe?), from South Africa, the undisputed Master of Seminal Fantasy Literature J.R.R. "the Blomfontaien Boss" Tolkien...
...And introducing in the Blue Corner, the challenger, from New Zealand, he weighs in at approximately 450lbs and stands 3ft 8inches small, famed for his controversial approach to film (Ach! "Braindead") Peter (the hairy-arsed) "Pygmy" Jackson...
Anyway, I had mixed feelings during the oscars last night. I am a huge LOTR fan, and of the films. I thought they were superb. Yet I didn't think the last one was the best of all.
As LOTR was winning oscars after oscars, I felt sorry for the other 90% of the people there. They must have felt really left out.
I believe that LOTR deserved some, if not most of those awards, but others I felt the acadamy gave them just because they had spent so much time on the film.
I don't know, I just feel like 11 oscars is a quite bit overboard...they should have called it the 76th Anual LOTR Awards!
there should be a "pie-eating smiley" just for PJ the pygmy cave troll.
We won precioussss, yesss, yesss we did my love! All those other nasssty moviessss didn't get bright, shiney Oscar, no precious, no they didn't!!!
Hehe,You're freaking me out,Stoney
I'm glad for PJ and the cast,but did anyone thank Tolkien? Cause without him writing the Trilogy in the first place they wouldn't have ever had the chance to win any oscars..I certainly didnt hear anyone of them thank him
So indirectly, yes, someone did thank Tolkien.
I certainly didnt hear anyone of them thank him
I addition to what Sir Ian stated, one of the big wig NL producers, Barrie Osborne also thanked JRRT in his speech, but its okay because everyone whos really in the know knows who the real hero is!
Anyway, I do want to say congrats to PJ, and the entire cast and crew of the LOTR films who worked so hard for many years on a project of unprecedented scale! I didnt expect the sweep at the Oscars, but I thought every award ROTK won was justly deserved. Bravo!
11 though. I didn't expect that.
It's amazimg it touches in some way that makes you want to be there, see it over and over again! I for one will NEVER forget them and I know a lot of other people who will agree with me!
You're right. I'll never forget how lousy they are.
Ok, got that out of my system. I thought it was funny when I read somewhere that Christopher Lee said he would resign from the Academy if ROTK didn't win Best Director and Best Picture, at least. It sooooo deserved everything it got.
That's true that no one directly thanked Tolkien in their speeches, but I suppose he's been praised so much, it was time for the moviemakers' moment of glory. Moments, I guess. Well, several moments. OK, 11 BIG moments.
Did anyone see the Saturday Night Live (on March 6) where they made fun of Peter J. and all his awards? It was pretty funny... Colin Firth was hosting.
And speaking of SNL, I really liked the one that Ian McKellen hosted last year. It was hilarious... makes me laugh to think about it!
BTW, anyone else want Johnny Depp to win Best Actor? I did! I kinda guessed he wouldn't, though... oh well. Maybe another day...
I THINK that was sarcastic, anywayz...
It ain't gonna happen!
How can RoTK get 11 Oscars?
I'll tell you how;
P.J made the first movie. They thought;
"Oh god! How can somebody possibly make such a horrible movie from such a great book?"
They gave him a few oscars.
P.J. made the second movie. Again they thought;
"God! Is that man ever gonna stop?"
They gave him a few oscars.
P.J. made the third movie. Somebody finally said;
"We have to make this man stop!"
And another said ;
"Okay then, let's give him a few of the good ones, maybe he'll stop then"
And they gave him all oscars they had.
Dont get mad people the movies RULED
But do you really think a movie can ever equal the intricacy of the book? I think they made a pretty good version, considering.
Anyway, I'm not trying to be the Devil's advocate, just pointing out another side to look at.
I think that if they were to have had a nomination for best actor or maybe even supporting actor, I would have nominated Sean Astin. I thought he was fantastic in ROTK. They were all fantastic, but I thought his acting in the last one really stood out.